Blade Runner sequel release date moves up to October 2017
Alcon Entertainment has announced that the Blade Runner sequel release date has been moved up from January 12, 218 to October 6, 2017. The film is set to star Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista.
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing the film, with principal photography scheduled to begin this July. Blade Runner 2 will be released by Warner Bros. in North America with Sony Pictures Releasing International to distribute in all overseas territories in all media.
Blade Runner 2 (which has still not announced its official title) is set several decades after the 1982 original. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”. Story details have not been revealed.
Alcon Entertainment acquired the Blade Runner 2, television and ancillary franchise rights to the franchise in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.
Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Ridley Scott will also executive produce.